Co-Founder, 100% Bio-degradable Sanitary Napkins from Banana Fibers
Amrita is the cofounder of Saathi, a social enterprise that manufactures 100% biodegradable and compostable sanitary pads made from waste banana tree fiber for women in India. Saathi was the winner of the 2014 Harvard Business School New Venture Competition. Previously Amrita worked as a design engineer for Procter & Gamble’s feminine hygiene division working on Whisper and Always pads as well as with the Gillette brand. Amrita graduated with an S.B. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Solution: Saathi has developed the world’s first 100% biodegradable and compostable sanitary pads made from waste banana tree fiber that empower marginalized communities. This product has health benefits for the women who use it, supports farmers with an additional source of income and reduces women's carbon footprint.